McLaren driver sets the pace at an overcast Nurburgring
10 July 2009

Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver for McLaren in Friday’s second practice session for the German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring.

Hamilton beat Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel by 0.182 seconds, with championship leader Jenson Button third in his Brawn GP.

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In a repeat of first practice, the early running was interrupted by a brief shower, which meant a quiet half hour before dry weather tyres could be used.

Red Bull’s Mark Webber had gone fastest in the morning’s first session, ahead of Jenson Button and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa.

Times taken from the second practice session:

1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.1492. Vettel Red Bull-Renault + 0.1823. Button Brawn-Mercedes + 0.2204. Webber Red Bull-Renault + 0.3315. Trulli Toyota + 0.3626. Sutil Force India-Mercedes + 0.4367. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes + 0.5158. Alonso Renault + 0.6259. Nakajima Williams-Toyota + 0.72310. Piquet Renault + 0.84311. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber + 0.86312. Massa Ferrari + 0.90313. Rosberg Williams-Toyota + 0.97914. Kubica BMW-Sauber + 1.01215. Glock Toyota + 1.02316. Raikkonen Ferrari + 1.03317. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes + 1.57518. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1.75419. Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari + 1.87620. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes + 6.728

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